Prime Factors

  • April 19, 2017 Prime Factors 181: Prince

    It's been nearly a year since Prince died. He's long been a favorite at Prime Factors due in part to his songs "Nothing Compares 2 U", "7", and "1999".

  • March 17, 2017 Prime Factors 179: This is a basketball

    The 79th NCAA Men's basketball tournament began yesterday.

  • February 17, 2017 Prime Factors 173: Figures

    Hidden Figures is a wonderful film about three Black women working at NASA in the 1960s. The movie opens with a delightfully prime scene. No spoilers here! Go see it for yourself.

  • January 19, 2017 Prime Factors 167: Ten men

    Donald J. Trump will be the tenth man to be sworn into office as President of the United States for a first term in a prime year. The other 9 are:

  • October 31, 2016 Prime Factors 163: Ties

    Due to some distracting circumstances at our editorial team's real job, Prime Factors has been somewhat more irregular than usual. We interrupt this silence to inform you that 269, the number of elect...

  • August 11, 2016 Prime Factors 157: -athlons

    The summer Olympics contains three n-athlons where n is prime.

  • August 05, 2016 Prime Factors 151: Let the games begin

    The following US Olympic sports are sending a prime number of competitors to the 2016 Games:

  • July 13, 2016 Prime Factors 149: Les Primes

    Prime Factors started with a discussion* about the non-prime-ness of the date Amazon chose for their 2015 so-called Prime Day. Prime Day returne...

  • June 17, 2016 Prime Factors 139: Singing Nerd

    Helen Arney is a singing nerd comedian. You might know her from previous Prime Factors coverage of her fantastic song, Mersenne 48 .

  • June 03, 2016 Prime Factors 137: Thing of Beauty

    Zoom in. Zoom out. Scroll over. It's beautiful.